Southdowns Manor Wedding in the Spring – Sam and Louise

Louise and Sam had an amazing summer party for their wedding at Southdowns Manor. If you are like me and prefer to see it rather than read about it the watch the short video instead. It has been created to tell the story and Louise and Sam’s wedding day using a selection of highlights from their gallery. Storytelling is the thing I love most about photography so it should be quite easy, and fun, to follow. It is also very fast flowing to save you time! A selection of photos are presented in high quality along with and the story in my words after the video.

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Exclusive wedding at Southdowns Manor

The bride, Louise, and groom, Sam, had every part of their wedding at Southdowns manor. Set in the Southdowns national park close to the borders of West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey Southdowns manor makes an ideal venue to escape to, and bring all your loved ones too. It really is hidden away down a country lane meaning an exclusive wedding in the peace and quiet of the countryside.

So where were we? Oh yeah… Louise and Sam had their whole wedding at Southdowns Manor. Starting with their breakfast while getting themselves glammed up for the big day. (that is breakfast breakfast, not like “wedding breakfast” which just confuses people; just call it dinner!) As you can see from the photos the preparation was all fun until the dress and suit goes on, then it becomes real and the nerves start kicking in, but it is sweet to see!

Outdoor Wedding at Southdowns Manor

The month of May did its best and gave a proper summer’s day, ideal since Louise and Sam had chosen to have an outdoor wedding ceremony at Southdowns Manor. The following a drink’s reception lead on to a little wander of the grounds and of course a run through the confetti until everyone went inside for the wedding breakfast (dinner!) and speeches. Louise’s dad had prepared a film of highlights throughout the Louise’s life and featured the early years for Sam too. I focused on the reactions for this; priceless (nice one bride’s Dad!). You will also see a guest signing book going around; Louise and Sam booked me for an engagement shoot earlier in the year and selected for me to design the signing book. It is now full of lovely messages from guests to go with their engagement photos; a great wedding keepsake.

What Happened Next?

Party time! No, not yet, first the satisfied stuffed guests enjoyed the fading light on a beautiful summer’s evening (even though really it was still spring). With the ideal evening light an escape out to the Southdowns Manor grounds for the newly-weds proved to be ideal for some relaxed photos of them enjoying a little time together before…


Louise and Sam had booked me until midnight to capture the party spirit and wow, do their lot know how to party. Thanks to DJ Mark Winter, Southdowns Manors resident DJ for keeping the dance floor busy and lively with a perfect line up of tunes that these party animals just could not get enough of. Only a small selection of the dance floor photos feature in the video, just the ones fit for public viewing; but if you were a guest at the wedding make sure you pester Louise and Sam for the private gallery link because there are some great moments on that dance floor, moments you don’t want to forget (and perhaps some you do!).

Thank you to Louise and Sam, and to your parents, for having me as your photographer for the day. I loved telling your story. I hope you enjoy viewing and reliving these memories forever.
A few select photos follow to highlight the story of this amazing wedding day.

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